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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Address: Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543
Phone Number: 508-289-2252
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Internationally renowned marine biology research center.

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Excellent learning experience

Family of 4 took one of the free tours which was excellent. Cart did a great job of explaining the Institute and the important work they do. Great way to spend a couple of hours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Family of 4 took one of the free tours which was excellent. Cart did a great job of explaining the Institute and the important work they do. Great way to spend a couple of hours while spending the rest of the day exploring the town of Woods Hole (don't forget to go to the free aquarium). Parking is horrendous...so taking... More 

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Westborough MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is on 2 levels and can be visited quickly if need be. I enjoyed the information on submersibles and the titanic salvage. There were exhibits on the oceans, sharks and fishing with enough to see and do to make it worthwile. Conveniently located near downtown Wood Hole (on School St, not the building on Main St). The museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First and for most, park in Falmouth and take the shuttle. There is precious little parking to be had. We drove around for 30 minutes trying to find parking and ended up driving back to Falmouth. Second, go and visit and be curious. This place is not a big museum but it has some interesting exhibits on the Alvin and... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our kids really enjoyed seeing all of the great exhibits at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Their grandfather is an oceanographer, and had worked in Woods Hole for many years. The kids were fascinated to see how underwater exploration is made possible with the use special research instruments, and underwater vehicles. We all especially enjoyed the Titanic exhibit. Highly recommend... More 

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Essex, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic area to learn right near the water and downtown Woods Hole. Truly inspirational and awe inspiring.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I read that this place had a replica of the Alvin, which investigated the wreck of the Titanic, I wanted to visit. It turned out to be a great wee place to visit in any case. Enjoyed exchanging stories with the staff in the shop and was delighted to buy one of their special thirst which I will be... More 

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's really a cute little venture for the kids. Very hands on with marine critters. Seals up close. Self guided but they do have beach field trips you can sign up for. Parking is non-existent! The parking police on really on it so beware. You may get several tickets on you vehicle. Take public transportation from Main Street Falmouth. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Every Friday at noon at the Redfield Auditorium of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution a free lecture ot video presentation is presented. Coffee and cookies are available for a free will offering. Attendees bring their own bag lunch, hence the name Peanut Butter Club. Learn about our ocean research, see a Nova scientific video, or listen to a scientist about... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

A lot of information packed into a small amount of space. We found it so interesting to learn about ALVIN and undersea exploration. I won't take it for granted anymore, it is not so simple. Take the time to see their movie and read the exhibits.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Great museum and institution. See the mini sub and Alvin underwater exploration. Lovely little town as well.

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